ERIC Number: ED264199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
New Horizons in Education Preparation Programs through Greater Partnerships with Business and Industry.
Smith, George N.; Theede, Marcy P.
A study was conducted at the Northern Arizona University to determine the necessary steps to improve the school's education programs. The basic conclusions of the study were: (1) Abolish the College of Education and replace it with the Center for Excellence in Education to facilitate interaction between the total university faculty, business and industry; (2) Implement the concept of a team leadership matrix whereby faculty expertise and community resources effectively contribute to the development and implementation of high quality educational programs and services; (3) Conduct a comprehensive review, overhaul and update of the curriculum and requirements for all educational programs; (4) Develop and implement a faculty development and leadership program, including an accountable faculty evaluation system; (5) Identify major forces affecting society and what modifications are necessary for our educational system to keep pace; and (6) Organize university, state, and national advisory councils to systematically work with the Center to implement educational reform and improvement processes. The radical change to a team leadership matrix was designed to decentralize educational preparation programs and develop a working relationship with public schools, business, and industry. The nucleus of the "partnerships" approach is the statewide advisory council supplemented by a network of field centers. These centers will function analogously to an agricultural extension service in providing quality educational programs and services to rural, remote and unserved areas. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).